Definitions starting with D

ID #1728



1. [Pan-Creole; cf. Krio dip "of language: supposedly pure, unadulterated, original" KED; Port. Cr. of Guine-Bissau "un creole dit fundu (profond)" (Kihm 14) cf. Yoruba Eniyàn náà ijinle Yoruba 'The person speaks deep Yoruba' (i.e., pure, undiluted) (Oyedeji p.c.)] (of local English) pertaining to that part of the basilect farthest from standard: 1963 Luther Bain. . spoke this "deep" Acklins Island accent (Cottman 50). [expressing admiration for another youth's extensive slang vocabulary] You got a deep slang (San Sal.).

2. [cf. US deep South] the socioeconomic opposite of elite; African, poor: a deep section of Bain Town (Nassau). cf. BOTTOM

Tags: adjective

Related entries:

Last update: 2012-01-17 10:08
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

Digg it! Share on Facebook Print this record Send definition to a friend Show this as PDF file
Please rate this definition:

Average rating: 0 (0 Votes)

completely useless 1 2 3 4 5 most valuable

You can comment on this entry. We are especially interested in where you may have heard this word and who you may have heard use this term or specific usage of this word.

Please give example sentences.

Start comment!